LONDON, 13 October 2016: A+E Networks® UK today announced that it has appointed Daniel Korn as its new Vice President of Programming.
In his new role Korn will be responsible for sourcing and scheduling all content for A+E UK’s portfolio of pay TV channels which includes HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation® and the recently launched free-to-air channel, BLAZE™. A BAFTA-award-winning producer, Korn joins from STV Productions, where he held the position of Creative Director. Prior to that, Korn spent ten years as SVP of Programming at Discovery Networks UK & Europe, overseeing programming and production across 24 channel brands in 30 countries.
Korn will take up his new role at A+E Networks® on 31 October, reporting to Heather Jones, UK GM and SVP of Content and Creative.
Heather Jones said of the appointment: “Dan is a hugely experienced and highly respected programmer. He has a fantastic understanding of content, commissioning and brands and will be a brilliant addition to the Content and Creative team.”
Korn’s appointment follows the recent hire of new Creative VP Kenny Reynolds, who also reports into Heather Jones.
Korn added: “I’m truly delighted to be joining the terrific team at A+E UK. They have made some bold and exciting moves in the broadcast market and I very much look forward to continuing to deliver a line-up of strong and unique programming.”
A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. It currently operates 20 channels, broadcasting into 64 million homes across the UK, Nordic, the Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The venture has offices in London, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Johannesburg.